Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Hamilton on pole in Brazil, Vettel summoned to stewards

Hamilton on pole in Brazil, Vettel summoned to stewards

"Obviously, along the way, something went wrong and we need to learn from it".

"I think 18 was probably the best back in the day", added the 33-year-old. Sirotkin was on an out-lap at the time rather than a hot-lap and cleared Hamilton of any blame in the media pen immediately after the session. I have got Senna's name on the back of my helmet and I didn't know if I had pole.

Hamilton went on to secure pole position, edging out Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 0.09s, and after the session reflected on the incident with the Russian.

"It's most likely I'm not going to be here when it gets to 25 that's for sure".

Carlos Sainz dropped out of qualifying in Q1 after the Renault driver was caught out by a late flurry of lap times that saw him slip down the order.

Both were on an "out" lap in the second phase of qualifying - positioning themselves for a quick following lap by keeping a gap with the auto in front.

However, the German could face a huge grid penalty after breaking the weighing scales at the start of Q2.

Another incident that didn't cause any punishments involved Hamilton and Williams' Sergey Sirotkin, whom the world champion accused of being "disrespectful" by passing him on an out-lap.

Pakistan demolish the Kiwis to level the ODI series
Pakistan recorded a comfortable 6-wicket win in the clash against New Zealand with the next match all set to take place on Sunday. It was Pakistan's first ODI win over New Zealand after a run of 12 defeats, and the bowlers did their bit in setting it up.

Ericsson has been dropped by Sauber for next season and is to race in Indycars in the United States, although he will remain the team's reserve driver.

"Kimi Raikkonen was sixth ahead of Haas" Romain Grosjean.

Antonio Giovinazzi, who will replace Ferrari-bound Leclerc next season, took Marcus Ericsson's vehicle and was 13th fastest in the opening session.

Alonso is retiring at the end of the season and it is with a whimper that his own career is fizzling out.

With team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne last of all, the only vehicle Alonso could beat was the Williams of Lance Stroll. Horner said it had been damaged in Mexico by a marshal spraying foam on the auto after he retired from the race. "And in Abu Dhabi it will be my last race, we will put in a lot of emotions and a lot of effort and we will be out in Q1 because there are no miracles from one race to another".

"As far as I was aware no driver behind me was on a quick lap", Hamilton said. "Ferrari have been incredibly quick this weekend". But he wasn't on a lap, so I don't know what his thinking was.

"We have a battle on our hands for the constructors' title and we have lost ground to Ferrari in each of the past race weekends". Vettel was returning to make the tyre change mentioned above and, with rain in the air, wanted the process to be completed as quickly as possible. "I tried. The first sector was so good".

Lewis Hamilton clenches his fist after taking pole at Interlagos.

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